Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Earthling

Lectionary: Genesis 2:18-24, Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12, Mark 10:2-16 Let us pray: Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen. (Book of Common Worship, p. 60) Earthling The first few chapters in Genesis describe God’s creation…

Salt

Lectionary: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 Let us pray: Lord, please bless our hearing of Your holy Word. Speak to each of us the word we need to hear today. Amen. Salt So… our  gospel passage today is quite a smorgasbord. We jump from exorcisms and who’s in Jesus’ in-groups, to hell and sin and cutting off body…

Wisdom

Lectionary: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Let us pray: Lord, bless our hearing of Scripture this morning, so that you can speak to each of us what we need to hear. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen. Wisdom “Who is wise and…

Horrifying

Readings: Numbers 31:1-20, Psalm 117, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 Let us pray: To you we pray, O God, as we hear your word. Give us understanding; give us faith. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Horrifying There’s no use avoiding it: this story in Numbers is…

True Religion

Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Let us pray: Bless our hearing of your words today, O God. Speak to us and show us your path, that we may be doers and not hearers of your word. Give us the faith to go forth and put our faith into practice. In your holy name we pray, O Lord, Amen. True Religion As I was…

One Broom Tree

Lectionary Readings: 1 Kings 19:4-8, Psalm 34:1-8, Ephesians 4:25-5:2, John 6:35, 41-51 Let us pray: We pray for your provision, O God, for the food and company you send us for both our bodies and our souls. Feed us this morning, we pray. Speak to us and bring us to life again, in your Son’s name. Amen. One Broom Tree Elijah was really, really tired. He had just…

Food!

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35 Let us pray: O God, come to us this morning. Lead us through our lives with your provision; speak to us through your Word, and may it guide us and feed us all our lives long. In your holy name we pray, Amen. Food! This is a moment for the people of Israel. They have come out of Egypt,…

Overflowing

Lectionary texts: 2 Kings 4:42-44, Psalm 145:10-18, Ephesians 3:14-21, John 6:1-21 Let us pray: O God, as we approach your Word again, remind us that you are the source of your miracles: that we do not have to create them ourselves, that we do not have to be perfect to approach you, and that through them you offer us your grace. And so I pray that you would offer us your…

Our Shepherd

Lectionary Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 23, Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Let us pray: Lord, open our hearts to your word, which comforts and instructs. Show us something new about you, or remind us of what we’ve forgotten. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.…